5:30PM: Andersson scored his second goal of the game for Sweden and Button praised his hockey sense and ability to be in the right place at the right time.
4:50PM: Rangers first round pick Lias Andersson scored in the first period of today's game against Team USA at the World Juniors Summer Showcase.
In three prior games heading into today, Andersson had 1 assist, 4 shots on goal and 2 PIM while skating mostly in Sweden's top-six.
Andersson is the captain for Sweden in these games.
Craig Button said that Andersson might be closer to playing for the Rangers than further away.
Gord Miller noted that Andersson could be a potential player for Sweden at the Olympics if he is not playing in the NHL.
Button added that Andersson reminds him of former Dallas Star Jere Lehtinen. Lehtinen is having his number retired in Dallas and was a Stanley Cup winner, 3-time Selke Winner and had 514 points in 875 games.
His scouting report during the broadcast on the NHL Network rated him as:
- Hockey IQ: 5 out of 5
- Compete: 4.5 out of 5
- Skating: 4 out of 5
- Puck Skills: 3.5 out of 5
- Scoring: 3 out of 5